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Quiet & Romantic Seaside Cottage 1 Mile from Ocho Rios Centre

Bedrooms 1
Space 89 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 2 Showers, (Sleeps 3), recently refurbished

We welcome you to our private slice of paradise at our oceanfront home in the heart of Ocho Rios. Our lovely seaside cottage provides a bohemian yet cozy vibe for an idyllic getaway. Enjoy mornings on your private garden or bedroom terrace overlooking the sea.  The patio offers the perfect place to unwind complete with a sea front hammock and patio. Plan your escape with daily swims, kayaking or paddle boarding all in your front yard. 

We provide everything you need to rest and self cater:

-Full Kitchen

-24hour on call security

-Cliffside deck

-Private, on property ocean access

-Complementary single and double kayaks, paddle-board and snorkeling gear

-Shower and beach towels



-Cable TV

We want you to feel cozy and at home. The cottage has been carefully decorated with a collection of beautiful Jamaican art from our Gallery Harmony Hall. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you would need, and we can also arrange to have a delicious Jamaican meal prepared for you. We also provide all the towels you need to both shower and enjoy the ocean.

Jessica owns and lives on property. Our staff is on hand to assist when needed, but let you enjoy your time. We are always available for advice, and to assist in any way that they can so that you too can feel at home. We can arrange onsite massages and if you’d like to venture off property we can make suggestions and help arrange.

We have 4 dogs, who are there for all our company and security. They are ever-optimistic, and always want to make friends with our guests. If you have a fear of dogs it is not the ideal place as they greet you as you enter the property.

We are nestled on a very quiet and private street in the Ocho Rios. Getting around about town is easy. There are restaurants and grocery stores all within a quick walk.The main part of town is also within walking distance and most activities are just a short cab ride away.

Keywords: Cottage, villa, house, seaside cottage, romantic retreat, haven

More Details

Jessica Ogden
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Jessica Ogden

I was born and raised in Jamaica and then moved to England for 25 years, working in fashion and textiles. Paris came next before returning home in 2016 to look after the family home and continue my studio practice here.

Jessica Ogden purchased this cottage in 1981

Why Jessica Ogden chose Ocho Rios

Simply a piece of paradise

What makes this cottage unique

A constantly changing picture of the beautiful sky and sea, and a haven of calm in a bustling town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really loved the Seaside Cottage - it was just what we were looking for. Just like the description says, it is eclectic - filled with art, both made and acquired by Annabella (through Harmony Hall, no doubt - which, if you're an "art person" you must make time to see during your stay). We could walk into town, or easily take a taxi (very cheap). We preferred walking mostly, as it's not very far, and we enjoyed taking in the "local flavor". The dogs and cats were so friendly, and very cute! Peter and Annabella are definitely good people and they really made us feel "at home". We really loved it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a beautiful, relaxing vacation on the cliffs near Ocho Rios.
Dec 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 89 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • We ask you do not strangers on to the property
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs is en-suite, newly refurbished with modern fittings Downstairs is an open air but private shower, hand made by Annabella, with a view to the sea
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Spacious and airy bedroom with a four poster king size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Quiet & Romantic Seaside Cottage 1 Mile from Ocho Rios Centre
average rating of 4.979592 based on 69 reviews
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho USA

Fantastic seaside cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 8 days at Te Moana and enjoyed ourselves completely. It was our first trip to Jamaica but, we had dreamt about it for years. The property is a true gem and the ocean views and private access were unreal. Our goal was to just chill out and enjoy this magical spot and it was an easy goal to attain. The driver that Jessica arranged, Damien, is an amazing guy and enjoyed his easy “no problem mon” attitude. The local food is delicious and the water is very good, right from the faucet. If your looking for a place in paradise to unwind or reconnect, look no further.

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you both enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the wonderful review!
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Te Moana - Everything I thought it would be and more...

  • 5 of 5

I've been to Jamaica more times than I can count, but wanted a quieter experience than the typical all-inclusive resort this time around. Te Moana provided that and so much more. I spent much of my time working on my next novel right from the hammock. Everywhere you go, there is another breathtaking view. The staff was wonderful and Jessica and Sebastian, the owners, were very engaging and helpful. Our driver, Damien, was more than that. He cooked for us and we had first class meals and never had to leave the cottage unless we wanted. Te Moana made it so we didn't want to go anywhere but there, our home away from home! Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 01/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely cottage with a beautiful view. Amazing position over the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Te Moana. The property is very special as it is on a cliff right over the sea. It is so easy to walk down steps and swim right in front of the property. Jessica has tweaked the house. There is a new bathroom that is lovely, and a revamped kitchen. The spirit of the house remains, but the updates are really nice. We liked the cottage on our last visit, and like it even more now. There are many thoughtful touches everywhere. We also loved the dogs. They would come to the window to say hello several times a day.

The staff is extremely nice, and the property is very well maintained.

I am missing the endless views of the ocean as I write this.

  • Review Submitted: 11/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and perfectly relaxing!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Jessica's Seaside Cottage. The views and property were absolutely breathtaking. We were looking for a place to get away from it all and this was it!! So magical. From the gorgeous bedroom to the lower level patio where we sat and watch the ocean every meal, this place was a dream. Met so many neat people around the town and became good friends with our driver Damien from next door. Jessica does a great job at keeping the place clean and stocked with everything you might need during your stay. Just stop at a grocery store for some food and drinks and you are all set! For a great dining experience out, we walked down the road to the small boutique hotel and had a wonderful meal. We are already looking forward to spending another week at this property! Jamaica One Love!!! Alicia & Jacob

  • Review Submitted: 24/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

Dream come true!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Te Moana for a week for our honeymoon. To say that it was magical would be an understatement! We knew we didn’t want to stay in a resort- we wanted to live near locals, dig in and experience the culture and people. So glad we did! Not only is this villa beautiful, but the views of the water are breaktaking. It is so romantic too! The property owner Jessica lives next door and had suggestions and recommendations for us whenever we asked about activities, restaurants or transportation. Damian is a taxi driver that lives next door as well and is AWESOME! He took us to several different spots we wanted to see, as well as to and from the airport. (Be prepared to stop by the grocery store on your way in from the airport so you don’t have to go back into town!)

There was complimentary kayaks and snorkeling equipment we were able to use and loved checking out all the tropical fish each day. Jess also arranged for an authentic Jamaican meal to be cooked for us one night for a very affordable price and recommended a massage therapist who came out to the villa for deep tissue massages for each of us on a rainy day. I cannot say enough about our experience- I made my husband promise to take me back for our 5th anniversary (but I hope we return sooner than that!) :-)

  • Review Submitted: 17/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy we could make this time special for your honeymoon!
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  • 5 of 5

This property will delight with every twist and turn! I read two books in two days, and spent time with myself listening to the waves outside every window. This is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or well deserved solitude.

  • Review Submitted: 10/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sandals G.C., Upton
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Toscanninis at Harmony Hall
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Mahogany Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
The Cottage at Te Moana
Car: not necessary

The Ocho Rios area boasts more attractions than anywhere else in Jamaica, including the world famous Dunn's River Falls. Bob Marley's birth and final resting place can be found at Nine Miles in the hills of St. Ann. Water sports, horseback riding, river tubing, canopy rides, swimming with dolphins, plantation tours, botanical gardens are all here, along with a less traditional ride on a camel.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Please contact the owner for information about the Garden Cottage on the same property.
Deposit refund:
50% for cancellations 60+ days before arrival
25% for cancellations 30+ days before arrival
No refund for cancellations with less than 30 days notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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